Building Neighborhoods Together Announces New CEO Noah Eliot Gotbaum​

Award-winning Bridgeport affordable housing developer, Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) has selected a successful cross-sectoral executive and social entrepreneur to take the reins of the non-profit. BNT’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Noah Eliot Gotbaum to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The regional search was managed by the board-appointed Transition and...

DoWest Mean Business

Big things are happening in Downtown West. On Monday, December 17, 2018, Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Thrifty @ 505, a shabby-chic upscale resale store and Operation Suds, the little laundromat with a big heart. BNT Board Chair Kim Bianca-Williams was sporting Dorothy inspired ruby red heels which didn't come from the set of The Wizard of Oz, but...

BNT’S 6th Annual Masquerade Ball

Secret agents, international spies and mystery women all gathered at Bridgeport’s historic Arcade Mall Friday night for Building Neighborhoods Together’s Masquerade Ball. Over 150 guests dressed to impress for the Casino Royale themed event. They succeeded in raising over $65,000 from the contributions made. Guests enjoyed the live sounds of G-Nice and the Family Affair band featuring DJ Grove....

New Tax-Law Policy

The federal government is expected to release guidelines for Opportunity Zone investments later this year. Leaders like Liz Torres are working to install a voluntary set of practices that could be used to ensure Opportunity Zones aren’t simply used as a tax shelter. Read...

El Camino

On June 5th I left to participate in El Camino de Santiago, a journey that has changed the way I view myself and the world around me. El Camino, known as The Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage trail. It is meant to follow the footsteps of the Apostle St. James, who made the journey himself with nothing more than the clothes on his back. I began my voyage in Saint Jean where I prepared my mind,...

Big Plans for the East End

Bridgeport’s long forgotten East End neighborhood is getting a lot of attention. BNT CEO, Elizabeth Torres shared her plans to help change the perception of the East End by ensuring new improvements are underway. Read CT Post article...

BNT adds to Downtown West

The transformation of Bridgeport’s Downtown West neighborhood is now one step closer to completion with the opening of Building Neighborhoods Together’s (BNT) Westgate Apartments at 515 West Ave. The 48-unit mixed-use building is the second development in BNT’s plans to create 150 housing units and 20,000 square feet of commercial space in the neighborhood. Apartments feature one, two and...

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